Friday, April 1, 2011

Review: The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True by Gerald Morris

The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True by Gerald Morris
I got this story from Netgalley.
pub date:  4/18/11

Amazon Product Description:
In the third installment in the Knights’ Tales series, Gerald Morris tells the laugh-outloud tale of King Arthur’s most celebrated knight, and nephew, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. With lively illustrations by Aaron Renier, Morris creates a captivating and comical medieval world that teems with humor and wonder.

This chapter book is sure to set young readers on another rollicking and hilarious Arthurian adventure!

My thoughts:
This was my first Knight's Tales book and I loved it.  The story was well told and entertaining.  It is a great read for young people and would be a super read-aloud for a classroom teacher.  This series would be a fantastic enhancement to any unit on King Arthur and his times.

The lesson is about courtesy, courage, honor, and the value of friendship.  It is told in a way that is humorous and captivating.  A great way to share the tale of the Green Knight and Sir Gawain with young readers and a fun retelling for the King Arthur fan in us all.

This story will capture the heart of young and old readers alike!